postulated by American philosopher H. Paul Grice, the four fundamental regulations covering interpersonal communicating. These regulations convey that such communications ought to be (i) authentic, (ii) as thorough as need be- (iii) pertaining to the topic of conversation- and (iv) concise. Breaking with such regulations is generally thought to be done on purpose or a sign of a mental dysfunction.

CONVERSATIONAL MAXIMS: "There are four primary elements that make up conversational maxims."
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